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to provide a voice of the world. last week's european council agreed the overall limit on eu spending for the next seven years, starting in 2014. been agreed in the past, spending has gone up, but last week we agreed that spending should come down. by working with like-minded allies, we delivered a real- terms cut in what brussels can spend for the first time in history. as the house knows, the eu budget is negotiated annually, so what we were negotiating -- initially at the council last november and again last week -- was not the individual annual budgets, but rather the overall framework for the next seven years. this includes the overall ceilings on what can be spent -- effectively, the limit on the european union's credit card for the next seven years. during the last negotiation, which covered the period 2007 to 2013, the last government agreed to an 8% increase in the payments ceiling, to 943 billion. put simply, this gave the eu a credit card with a higher limit, and today we are still living with the results of allowing the eu's big spenders to push for more and more spending
'm kelly evans. these are your headlines from around the world. >> eu leaders are nearing a historical deal in brussels which could see the region's spending reduced for the first time. >>> chinese trade going gang bust ner january while inflationary pressures ease off thanks in part to the lunar new year effect. >>> this company must not disappear. that's the french government. it says it may invest in peugeot. >> and the yen says the currency has weakened too much. >>> welcome to the final program of the week. i'm pleased we've got to this day. >> we've had a lot of time together this week. i have. and that's not why i'm pleased we got to this day. >> yeah, yeah. >> strong numbers out of china. >> that's right. we saw a big improvement there. but i have to say frankly, most people's attention whether it's here or on the other side of the pond is the snowstorm. it seems like winds, 50 miles per hour. blizzard conditions in the u.s. we know when there's a storm like that headed for the biggest media market frankly in the world, it's probably all you're going to hear about for a while. >> th
of unemployment in the eu. the latest employment numbers for greece are from october. at that time, nearly 27% of greeks were unemployed. spanish employment levels are not much better. austria, germany, and luxembourg have the best employment numbers, but that's not enough to change a europe-wide trend. eurozone unemployment has been on the rise for the last five years. at the beginning of 2008, the jobless rate stood at 7.2%. today, 11.7% of eurozone residents looking for a job cannot find one. youth unemployment figures are especially worrisome. nearly one in four young people under the age of 25 cannot have a job. youth unemployment in spain tops 55%. >> german lawmakers began debating friday a controversial ban on the far-right party. the previous attempts to outlaw it failed in 2003. >> this new drive to ban the party came after revelations that a neo-nazi group linked to the npd carried out a decade- long string of racially motivated murders. >> a former high-ranking member of the far right npd is thought to have supplied the weapons used by the new lots is in the recent killings. along
year. >>> and the eu moves to clamp down on big paychecks in the banking sector, looking to cap bonuses on a banker's salary as early as next year. >> announcer: you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >> okay. we're back. you're mobiled up and we have some data. >> yes. it's such a mobile world, isn't it, in many ways. let's first talk about what's happening with the german unemployment figures. we were waiting on these. it turns out 6.9%, that is the unemployment level for germany in january. the unadjusted figure is 7.4%. it's higher than expected. you can see the forecast was for 6.8%. the prior month was revised higher. the rate itself was unchanged. that's a right i think here in london or certainly in the u.s. they wouldn't mind seeing at this point. >> we've created a million private sector jobs. >> in britain? >> yeah. >> well, congratulations. >> there you go. that is the great conundrum, right? >> it's true. the different between -- well, and even with germany. the liesh market social security holding up, despite the sharp contr
to the e.u. blasting the new tax on financial transactions hurting investors worldwide, and you warned me, this is big news. very important. >> it's a developing story. we got the letter here, 11 countries in the e.u. are moving to assess a tax on trades around the world meaning stocks and bonds meaning it could hit your 401(k) account and not know it's happening. the e.u. is in recession, 11 countries want the new tax, and we got the letter coming from the big mutual fund companies, ici, and the big bangs -- banks. they say, look, this is a really bad idea, guys, because, essentially, it's going to hurt investors around the globe. let's go through it. what they say is essentially increased trading costs dramatically reduce financial transactions, diminish liquidity, meaning increased volatility that hurts investors, and it's job killing with historic records of jeblessness around the globe. breaking news, the u.s. treasury talking to fox business, and the u.s. government opposes this new e.u. tax. they do not support it. let's put the statement from the treasury on the screen. the proble
a warhead small enough to fit on a long range missile. the eu secured council called an emergency meeting. chery joins us now from seoul. can you tell us first of all what the general reaction has been there and a lot bit about the impact of the economy. we're watching, for example, the south korea and won take a hit this morning. >> well within not much of a reaction on the kospi. it did end down just about 0.26% here. but i wouldn't say it's a big tumble and it is korean won gained. i think by now investors have learned that north korea related tensions and developments, geopolitical issues like this have had impact on the korean market. so that explains the absence of such strong reaction on the stock market. but the latest that we have on this development is that we have china's reaction to north korea's nuclear tests, as well. china's foreign ministry statement goes that it is china's firm stance to realize nonnuclearization for the korean peninsula and prevent a nuclear proliferation and maintain peace and stability in northeast asia. remember, china is north korea's probably one an
for the eu. one longtimee -- campaigner is the creator of the radio. he revealed he may have to sell up his home in london, a place that is his invention headquarters. >> this is in the guinness book of records. have devices inside there. when you put your foot down, every time you do that, a little tweak of electricity comes through. it is injected into your mobile phone battery. i call myself an inventor. this workshop is where it all began. the is a graveyard of thousand domestic appliances. i am known for making the clockwork radio. that is how i wound up. i was watching the program about the spread of hiv aids in africa. the only way they could stop this disease was through radio. there was a problem. most people in africa did not have electricity. the only other form of electricity was in the form of batteries. i am thinking to myself, all those years ago, i could see myself with an old-fashioned gramophone. -- wound this thing up this thing up. it produces the volume of sound. there must be enough energy in the spring. it would drive a radio. i've only got one arm. that goes there. t
: on that note -- dagen: a letter to the eu blasting the new tax on financial transactions because it is hurting investors worldwide. here with more is elizabeth macdonald. liz: it is coming from the financial services round table, the big u.s. bank. they are sending it to the eu. they sent it late yesterday. eleven countries are moving to the tobin tax. it is a 0.1% tax that would hit your 401(k)s. it is a blistering letter. you have to stop this tobin packs and it tracks. it will increase trading costs. it will diminish liquidity. it is a job killer. they also say they did not want a similar type of tax because it will kill jobs. the eu right now is in depression. it is in serious need of revenue. it will violate international treaties. they are worried about treaty protection. also, the big and run that is being talked about at the eu is that traders that assess this tax and do the trades outside that zone, those companies will not be allowed to do any trade transactions with those 11 countries whatsoever. this is serious breaking news for investors all over the world. connell: this would hit
competition and openness in the markets. this is something that is totally in line with the e.u. inspiration of social market economy, and we are lead by, first of all securing the sustainability of public finances in the long-term, including a pension reform, and also looking at the de facto for growth. infrastructures, long delayed in italy, we have simplified the process of building infrastructures and injected in acceleration on those. then the functioning of the markets and that we have introduced more competition for example, in the leader of professions, like to call themselves -- but many pressures to become liberal. and in the separation between gas production and gas distribution, to give you another example. all in the shopping hours and the commerce sector. also a lot of significant indication concerning -- of course this needs to be continued and one issue about the italian elections in which i will not go unless -- here today is which political configuration is more in line with the need to sustain these structures. but i believe that -- not even the largest countries can reall
registrations across the eu slumped to an all-time low in january. >>> government delays its decision on the next bank of japan governor. is this the beginning of a more moderate japanese agenda? >>> and we're live in milan as the italian electoral race enters the final stref. we'll hear just why the mayor will decide to vote. >> announcer: you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >> all right. welcome to today's, a bit of a transport theme going on this morning. >> or lack thereof. >> well, there's bmw, has their recalled. you have to take your one and three series back. >> the thing about the bmw is people have to take them to the special bmw shop, anyway. when you have a recall like this, it's a pretty straightforward process for owners. >> then making a replica of the "titanic." some people are worried they're making it in a chinese shipyard. >> they're pitching this with "titanic" with a twist. some say the twist should be maybe this time it won't sink. >> they are going to do the original sailing route. what happens when they get th
historic when we accomplish it. that is to start the work on a u.s. e.u. trans-atlantic trade that investment or airship to grow prosperity on both sides of the atlantic. it is no secret that we both faced economic challenges. we all do in this new marketplace, and a global challenge the marketplace. the fact is that europe freestanding aloud is the largest economy in the world and when you join that together with the united states of america, we have a powerful ability to be able to affect the rules of the road and to be able to raise standards and most importantly create jobs for all of our people. europe is already america's largest trading partner. a disagreement will create more jobs for additional investment and nasty note earlier this month, president obama made it clear this is a top priority for the united states. we also discussed the responsibility that we share to support fragile democracies across the world, across the monograph from libya to tunisia and beyond. i say to our friends here in the united kingdom, it is in our mutual interest to see that these fledgli
in the eu, because they haven't went into europe zone but they are an active member of the eu. she wants to keep them in. >> time is getting a little tight so let's go to questions very quickly. right here and then right over here. >> if you would, enhance economic opportunities in asia, more asian members of congress. >> that's an interesting thought. of course, you had some very senior members of congress, in fact the senior senator just died, senator inouye, wh who had tremendous clip it and you're seeing more and more asian members elected, male and female. and i think you will continue to see that. you
, it is getting snowy, so, probably heating oil is on its way up. > what is your european trade? with the eu summit happening, is the risk back on? > > you know, the market itself, in levels, is really in consolidation. the euro currency had a big sell-off yesterday, and everybody wants to blame it on what the new policy is. how since the euro currency was up 9%, that it was entitled to a .75% sell-off. i think you want to be looking to short the euro and short europe. that is where i would be looking to trade. > todd, good to have you on the show this morning. we have more on europe coming up in the show. > > have a great day. it may be called the chicago auto show, but this year it's become "year of the truck." as our cover story explains, the reason is the rebound that's beginning to happen in the housing market. ram trucks highlighted its eight-speed and 25 miles per gallon on the highway pickup, as well as its truck-based new entry into the commercial van market. why so many brawny vehicles? "the housing market is getting better and sales are directly tied to housing starts." "if housin
wanted to keep in the eu because they never went into the eurozone, but they are an active member of the eu. she wants to keep them end. >> time is getting a little tight here, so let's go to two questions very quickly right here and then right over here. >> you said that you would enhance economic opportunities in asia, asian members of commerce. >> that is an interesting question. some very senior members of congress, in fact, the senior senator testified -- just died who had tremendous clout, and you're seeing more and more asian members elected, male and female, and i think he will continue to us see that. you know, -- [inaudible question] >> well, you have -- i think there are several -- one who is korean, one korean-american. at think you will see more going forward because you love a lot of asian-americans who are mayors in major cities to lend that think that if the answer is, i think it would be very helpful to have more asian americans as members of congress. and, of course, he had a governor who is now our ambassador to -- our secretary of commerce who is now our ambass
. we have the eu rising starts, the outstanding british film. but in the major categories, clearly people do look to the bafta the way same they would look to the gloelden gloep globes to see how things were going. "argo" is seen by everybody as a pack leader. there is a strange absence there on best director. whoever wins best director will be remembered as having won in the year that the most significant contender wasn't nominated. >> why isn't he nominated? >> who knows. who knows. i think we got it right, but who knows why he wasn't. one reason is because what they've done with the oscars now is increased the best film from five up to ten. now you have i think it's nine nominations this year. of course you're going to get a mismatch because there aren't the same number of films that there were directed. >> mark, good to see you. thanks so much, indeed. >> thanks for coming by. >> always a very good turn out, as well. >> i still think silver linings with a different name would have done so well. >>> anyway, the clearing up is occurring after nemo. what impact will this have on r
against the e.u. imposed austerity and they did it in two forms. they voted down dramatically mario monthty who was the symbol of that as you -- austerity and the e.u. driven reform process. secondly they have voted with incredible, incredible strength and voice the movement of, five-star movement, untie establishment, untie austerity movement that tries to fight the old establishment in italy. ashley: now we have best sawn any from the center-left party who tries to form a coalition government which of seems next to impossible. so does that raise the specter of another election and how soon would that be? >> that is my opinion. my call is that here, the question is not if, the question is when italy will have early elections and i believe because of some institutional delays, as well as current situation, italy could go to new election between six and 12 months from now. i think earlier than six months it is very difficult because of the institutional situation. but bersani has a very difficult job. he already offered a hand to mr. grillo to form a coalition and mr. grillo turned h
the eu or china somehow swallowing up every bit of innovation that exists in the world. they're no longer, i think, worried about our -- our economy being overwhelmed beyond our shores. stuart: a little awkward on the timing there and finally, ben bernanke will give his update on the economy to congress today. is he going to keep printing money to make up for the dire spending cuts that could start friday or to protect the economy against europe? what's he going to do? is he going to keep printing money or not? we'll be here right at ten o'clock to find out exactly what he's going to do. it will affect the market. all right, next, we're following up on the big story, the big stock selloff and ask, why do the italians have such a big impact on our money and plus, the governor of kansas, we'll ask sam brownback his push to eliminate the income tax. and i've got good news on housing, too. ♪ [ cows moo ] [ sizzling ] more rain... [ thunder rumbles ] ♪ [ male announcer ] when the world moves... futures move first. learn futures from experienced pros with dedicated chats and daily live webi
move in a couple of weeks to, i hope, the negotiations on the e.u. budget. .. in the last 12 months, we have come back to the market. can you tell us a little bit more about the structural economic reforms. particularly repairing the banking system, which i feel is the exemption of growth. >> yes, two years ago when the administration was elected, it actually lasted 250,000 jobs for the two years prior to that. reputation is in shreds around the world. our banks are dysfunctional. there is a complete sense of hopelessness and despair and disillusionment. now, gordon was elected with a very keen mind. we have a strategy and a plan that works. the banks are being recapitalize and restructured and have been back in the market as this program began in 2013. there are double-digit figures and our people have had to take really serious challenges. his government made really serious decisions or if it is an example of the government works and understands the patience of people, putting up with these changes in the greater picture of things. now, we expect to do better. but we cannot do without
in western and north western africa. they are considered or seen by the e.u., france, as the least problematic state of the sierra. the number of youth recruited into al-qaeda so far remains very small, and they attack on soil, lack sophistication. capabilities are extremely limited, and it's affiliated networks are disorganized and weak today. the government's aggressive pursuit and imprisonment pursuit of violence extremists temporarily disrupted the growth, but like other countries, niger, are faced with the challenge of ensuring control over the borders. i mean, mori tan ya shares a long border with mali, 2240 kilometers. it's even more than algeria which it shares 1300 kilometers a border with mali. border management plays a key role in counter in all forms of smuggling and, also, as i said the fighters in northern mali, so they have adopted an aggressive approach to fight violent extremists, more than the neighbors, definitely more than mali. for example, they equipped its airport, three airports with i.t. systems. it has full passport readers, it has built 27 # -- 27 posts t
's some talks coming up now in kazakhstan of all places in late february involving the eu, the united states and the iranians. and so this is going to be a venue in which people are going to be able to see to a certain extent how serious iran is about negotiating on limits on its nuclear program. there hasn't been negotiations for some significant period of ti. and this is an opportunity to test the iranians. i think this initial round is not going to prove much but certainly over the next six months, i think there will be an ample opportunity to see if there is an intent on the iranian part to reach some sort of compromise. >> rose: leon panetta and others have said the following. we have no information that there's been a decision on the part of the iranian government and the most influential people there to builds a nuclear weapon and a missile that will deliver it. what do they mean when they say that? >> well, i can't really speak for them but i think it's pretty clear that iran has made the decision to have a nuclear weapons program. and there's really nothing el that explains
, but not much more than that. the eu is providing non-legal aid, i am wondering if the u.s. is considering this? and if you are ceding influence for the ron. afghanistan has asked u.s. troops to leave the province and i think within two weeks, can we get your comment on that? >> with respect to afghanistan, i understand the concerns they have expressed. appropriately, when a complaint they may have thought to be appropriately evaluated. they will be, i assure you. i have taken appropriate note and i have had a great deal of involvement in afghanistan with president karzai. there are evaluations of how things might have gone wrong or might have changed. we are working on a bilateral security arrangement and this transition process. we have had a very good conversation with the president. president obama talked to him before making announcements. we have listened very carefully to his observations about wanting to speed up the transition with respect to management of security. i can assure you that we are finely attuned to the needs of the afghan people, and the most effective ways to make this t
also say the good news out of europe this morning putting a bid under the market with eu leaders agreeing to budget cuts for the first time in seven years. what's not to love? >> everything is to love. the volume is light, it doesn't matter, and generally i would have disputed that, but i think volume is light, if it would have been bigger then we would have had more to the upside. i think a lot of volume is due to people going home. i sense the sentiment is correct, people like this market. they like it. liz: they like it. okay. it's that moment at the moment until there is some type of negative headline; right? i mean when you look at that, that's what's been our biggest problem. >> i think it has been. this has been headline driven for the last three or four years. i think since january truly people have decided they are going to put their money in the stock market. i mean they think the fundamentals are getting better. we saw this this morning with the data out of china and the u.s. i think people are continuing to feel better, and as long as they are feeling better, they are
will not return to growth until next year, reversing a prediction to the end of recession this year. the e.u. is blaming bank lending and high unemployment for delay in. >>> toyota has the minivan at the geneva minivan. the ecosports suv is being built for european markets. >>> smithfield packing is recalling pork sausage in 11 states. the products may contain a small piece of plastic that is today's speed read. [buzzer] sandra: time to share. shares of hp skyrocketing following better-than-expected earnings after the bell yesterday. even though hp beat on earnings, revenue did fall in all of its main business divisions, dave. david: the one bright spot, the company's enterprise group networking decision saw revenue increase by 6%. will the enterprise new server technology help hp pull ahead of competition? joining us david donatelli, hp enterprise group executive vice president. david, first of all congratulations on the market news today. it is a good happy friday with a 12% gain in the market share. but i just want to focus, go directly into a product which is fascinating with a lot of pe
. this is something that is totally in line with the e.u. inspiration of social market economy, and we are lead by, first of all securing the sustainability of public finances in the long-term, including a pension reform, and also looking at the de facto for growth. infrastructures, long delayed in italy, we have simplified the process of building infrastructures and injected in acceleration on those. then the functioning of the markets and that we have introduced more competition for example, in the leader of professions, like to call themselves -- but many pressures to become liberal. and in the separation between gas production and gas distribution, to give you another example. all in the shopping hours and the commerce sector. also a lot of significant indication concerning -- of course this needs to be continued and one issue about the italian elections in which i will not go unless -- here today is which political configuration is more in line with the need to sustain these structures. but i believe that -- not even the largest countries can really keep a momento for growth or resume a momen
-- not pipeline, partnership. he announced the united states was ready to begin negotiations with europe on a u.s.-eu trade ownership. we could not agree more. let's hurry up and put american business to work. let's get these deals done. by the way, it is not just about asia. it includes all the coasts of the united states and canada and america. it is fascinating. we need to get this going and move that european deal. the working group is about to put out a report. i think it will probably sustain the best teams we can think about. let me give you this in a minute. europe is in a slow economy. europe is our largest export partner. europe is china's largest export your. china is our fastest growing export partner. if europe goes into the can, the whole triangle goes in the can. that is a bad idea. this would be huge on both sides of the pond. there are a lot of big trade agreements that have been talked about for a long time. these would put cash on the table right now. it is important that we welcome global investment. we want people to bring their cash here. come here and invest or come here and vi
would have thought when some of us voted for just a common market all those years ago that the eu would now be interfering potentially and what benefits we should be paying two romanians and bulgarians before they have made any occupation to our society? is it any wonder people feel disillusioned and callous? but isn't the good news is, who is more likely to vote to give people a genuine choice of a referendum, a liberal or a conservative or eastland? >> well, i'm delighted by my honorable friend managed to slip the point in at the end. i won't urge any i will friends to make their way to support the reelection and the campaign. but the point, the point that he makes is very important, which is we need to look through every aspect of how we welcome people to our country, and make sure why we must to be fair, we must not be a soft touch. so i am making sure we look at our health service, we look at housing, we look at benefits. with that illegally, we look at all other things and make sure proper and tough controls of people who want to come and live here. >> the treasury was required to
as they are inside the d.c. beltway. they do not want to lose their jobs. if the e.u. implodes they all lose their jobs. they will continue to paper over this thing and try to buy more time. ashley: yeah. tracy: take it back to here at home. let's play this out for people. state of the union comes, market falls off. should i make a shopping list of things to buy when it does. >> yeah. i think that is a real good strategy. we've been fairly constructive. i came in, i got into a slight argument with one of the anchors here coming into one of the fiscal cliffs talking about armageddon. i advised it would not be armageddon. i lived inside the beltway. when push comes to shove the boys and girls typically come together. i think they will do the same thing on the upcoming debt ceiling and sequestration. ashley: so if we do have this pullback after the state of the union, jeff, what sectors or stocks in particular do you like? >> i actually like all the sectors except the consumer staples. a lot of portfolio managers, professional money has been hiding out in the consumer staples because they were
. but that came after mario draghi said growth in the e.u. would not be that great. so that offset each other. then the seaway pipeline story that the oil stuck in cushing, oklahoma, would not get out of there quite as quickly as we hoped. it will take a lot longer. so the refineries in the gulf coast get prepared to refinal the crude. so you have all of that. then you have natural gas. it is getting cold again. natural gas is up on a lot of nuclear power maintenance and increased demand expectations. we're probably getting to a historic low on the gas market. keep your eye on it, tracy. turn your heater up because it is heating up today, 12 cents. back to you. tracy: yes, i keep it a balmy 72 in my house. ashley: you look like that in the studio too. we fight it about it every day. thank you, phil. gas prices are up 13.3% in the past month alone according to aaa. even as oil prices remain pretty much flat in the same period. so what gives? no one better to ask than tom kloza, the chief oil analyst for opis which provides aaa by the way with gasoline data. right from the horse's mouth, he joi
friends in china, brazil and india need to be very offensive to. connell: eu ambassador to the u.s., thanks a lot. dagen: jack lew's confirmation hearing underway. he is facing some heavy scrutiny for his time spent. connell: rich edson is following this for us on capitol hill. rich: president obama pointed out that romney's time as a banker. all of that. also, jack lew's pay at citibank. >> in 2008 i was in employee in the private sector. i was compensated for by work. i will leave for others to judge. rich: that is something that republicans are calling hypocrisy. jack lew is saying he would like to get both individual and business tax reform done. republicans have been floating at the corporate side at 25%. it would be challenging to get there. he would like to, on the individual side, raise some revenue. he says he is looking forward to working with lawmakers on overhauling both the individual and corporate tax codes. something that will probably take an awful long time here. dagen: thank you. rich edson in washington. connell: we have charlie rangel coming up. you probably h
of the bulge names in part because of the eu risk is higher in those. how serious do you take a day like today on that front? >> well, our biggest concern really is the continued unstable nature of greece. i think spain and italy will be fine as long as greece doesn't create a chain reaction, which i think it will. and i'm still very concerned about what is going on there. but as you guys pointed out, you know, you came into early 10, early 11, early 12 and felt good, trends were good and the eu kind of put the kibosh on ceo confidence and capital markets activity. i'm concerned about that. >> you seem less worried. >> we're more worried about the u.s. economy. i think what we're seeing now in the marketplace makes sense. we had the megabanks lead the rally late last year. we recently have switched to the regional banks outperforming the megabanks and now we're getting that normal consolidation period which is to be expected. look at the ten-year treasury yield, that's what we say. if above ten for first quarter -- above 2% for first quarter, then earnings estimates will probably go higher. wh
. >> now we go into a full eu heads of state summit. it will be interesting to see if that theory about the euro gains further traction. >> let's roll out the red carpet and watch for the arrivals. thanks, simon. let's get to rick santelli in chicago, where we're still talking about your punch bowl this morning, rick. >>> i'll tell you what, it never ceases to amaze me where somebody like mr. rubin could say nobody could have nope, and yet the government singles out s&p. there's more to this story, or maybe there isn't. like i said, you can't fight city hall. one guy always fighting the battle keeping us informed about what may or may not be happening in europe is mark brand, southwest securities. mark, you were just listening to mr. draghi, and many of your comments, along with many traders on this floor, everyone was wondering when a big salvo to lower the value of the euro will be emanating from europe to keep up with the japanese. has that day arrived? >> no, the day hasn't arrived ye. i'll tell you what has arrived. the way the eu works with the 17 people and the 17 countries in th
. in europe, the eu summit continues. but the action really taking its cues from china this morning. we have green arrows across the board in europe. take a look at asia. strong eco data out of china in focus. much more on that in just a moment. the road map begins at the golden arches. not even the cheddar onion burgers could help mcdonald's. they missed estimates in every region. asia was down a whopping 9.5%. >> exports boomed 25%, inflation cooled, but met expectations, capping off a two-week winning streak for stocks. >> a blowout quarter, users increase continued in momentum. >> the storm could be one for the record books. forecast calling for as much as 2 1/2 feet of snow in some parts of the northeast. already more than 3,700 flights have been canceled. we'll get more from the weather channel on the path of nemo. >>> mcdonald's down 1.9 in january. middle east and africa, europe saw a 1%, 2% decline. u.s. the only bright spot. comps up 9%. even some suggestion that asia, which is 40% japan, but also china, got tainted with the chicken contamination scare. >> that wouldn't surprise me
sanctions is by legislation, under the legislation, and then we have the e.u. sanctions and others that people follow mandated by the security council. the e.u. seems to be more flexible than we are, so there is operating room there. there is operating room in not putting more sanctions on the table could be helpful as an initial step. that would be important. each one of these the president would have to explain he is getting value, that the europeans to take sanctions off central banks and petroleum. that we could do things that i think are absolutely necessary. we have had a longstanding policy of not sanctioning food and medicine for good reasons, and when i was in the security council, in iraq we made them carefully. that got screwed up in oil for food, and i do not want to talk about that, but that was an example of how things could go wrong. the basis was the right basis and that even in the worst of all possible situations, you cannot punish the population, particularly, for the sins of their leaders, especially if they did not choose the leaders. we have a situation where
either by europe at large, the e.u. or china somehow swallowing up every bit of innovation that exists in the world. they're no longer, i think, worried about our economy being overwhelmed beyond our shores. >>brian: we're not worried about china hacking and taking our intellectual property. >> with respect, i think the vice president is flatout wrong. it does affect us economically what happens over there. chaos in europe, mass recession in europe, the fallout, maybe the collapse of the euro currency, that does affect us economically but also politically. can president obama now go on a road show as he will today and push for higher taxes which is what got italians into trouble? can he push for maximum infliction of pain on america? can he do that in light of what just happened with the voters in europe? i suspect there are economic and political fallout in america from what happened yesterday in italy. >>brian: if he could do that by not connecting the dot, a responsible leader would connect the dots and talk about how they're related. i'm not an expert on italian politics, but when
department focused on energy diplomacy as well as new partnerships like the u.s. e.u. energy council we work intensively with the iraqis to support their energy sector because it is critical not only to their economy but their stability as well. we have significantly intensifiintensifi ed efforts to resolve energy disputes from the south china sea to the eastern mediterranean to keep the world's energy market stable. now this has been helped quite significantly by the increase in our own domestic production. it's no accident that is as the iranian oil has gone off-line because of our sanctions other sources have come on line so iran cannot in a fit from increased prices. then there is human rights and our support for democracy and the rule of law. levers of power and values we cannot afford to ignore. in the last century the united states where it led the world in recognizing universal rights exist and that governments are obligated to protect them. now we have placed ourselves at the frontline of today's emerging battle like the fight to defend the human rights of the lgbt communities aroun
works. now when you work on a problem like this, as we do in the u.s., perhaps not at the scale the e.u. will, we'll find out. you learn not only more things about the brain but you learn how to build better computers and circles around and all boats rise. but the one mess age i want to leave with you with is that basic research still done in universities primarily including this new world of use inspired basic research with good interaction with companies and so forth producing the independenceble feed stock for companies and especially for young entrepreneurial companies that increasingly drive innovation, products, and jobs. mr. chairman, rajing member johnson, thank you for the opportunity to be here. i'll be happy to answer any questions. >> thank you. thank you for your testimonies today. i'll recognize myself for five minutes to ask questions and mr. templeton i would like to address my first question to you. let me preface by saying this in the united states every year $400 billion is spend on research and development. about $140 billion comes from the federal government. those
-- inside "the baltimore sun" -- then in foreign affairs news -- then, the eu decides not to arm rebels in syria -- that is the washington post this morning. bp is ready for court -- the washington post is reporting about strange bedfellows -- there is a provision in the bill that charges a smoker 50% more for medications and patience to do not use a stick -- who do not use tobacco. here is a quote -- we're talking about armed guards in school. we have time for one more phone call. nick in columbus -- colombia, maryland, you're the last. caller: good morning. thank you for having me on. host: what are your thoughts? caller: we are very reactive, not proactive. it is only a matter of time before we should have expected something like this to happen in a school. this keeps repeating and repeating. we put guards in their pour about four years. then we cut money out of the budget. something will happen, we will put them back in. for my republican friends who said he wants teachers to take training, they cannot stop dating our students. how will they be able to carry a gun? i do not think th
the ambassadors to the united states from e.u. countries. so they are doing a european idol. sports metaphor. they have an american comment to launch entertainment. so i gave a speech in a figurehead got good friends here, let's have a little fun. let's talk about red nations, detentions and interrogation. i'm sorry to be flip, but i wanted them to understand our thinking. i knew they didn't agree with your thinking, but i wanted them to understand it. this is one i did a lot of work on my own. page two or three are gathered to european diplomats. let me tell you what i believe, the agency believes, government police and i believe that my nation believes. we're a nation at war with al qaeda and its affiliates. this was global in scope and the only way i can fulfill my legal and moral responsibility to make citizens to take this fight that enemy wherever they may be. war, al qaeda, global. there is another country there who agreed with it. they not only rejected the four sentences for them, they did not believe in legitimacy of those four sentences for us. so the ca or aaron and drone strikes
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